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Dante's Sinners by fresco-child Dante's Sinners by fresco-child
The notorious deeds of Renaissance Italy's ruling family clans categorized under Dante Alighieri's nine levels of Hell. Caught in the midst of the Guelph and Ghibelline conflicts of the thirteenth century, Dante would have had a thing or two to say about the avarice, corruption and mercilessness of Italy's competing families. The Malatesta and Rimini are one of many that make frequent appearances in The Divine Comedy.

This infographic focuses on twelve families that existed simulataneously during the span of the Renaissance (1350-1600): Borgia, Medici, Este, Malatesta, Bentivolgio, Baglioni, Petrucci, Gonzaga, Sforza, Colonna, Orsini and Montefeltro.

As an avid history geek, compiling these jaw-dropping stories of lust, crime and gluttony was such a delight. Unfortunately, I only had so much room to fit a comprehensive snapshot of the times. Better upload of the infographic coming soon. Deviantart is experiencing difficulty with my large, high resolution file.
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StickANeedleInMyEye Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
still looking over your shoulder for stray relatives ? ;p
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fresco-child Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha being cautious that's for sure! We Italian families have one another's backs :)
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fresco-child Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) With the release of the spectacular television series 'The Borgias: The Original Crime Family', all these sins are believably acted out! The relationships that existed between each of these dominant families are also fleshed out in the script.
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crepe-il-lupo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I cannot express how much I love this. hah I'm such a nerd. This looks like something you would find in some type of professional, important book. Awesome job. :)

and lol @ the Borgia. Their line is just like. wooooosh. XD
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Blackheart0-o Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's impressive. I just took a test on the Divine Comedy.
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fresco-child Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :). Compiling the information was exhausting to say the least. I've been a fervent admirer of Dante's work for years.
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CelestialSpear Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
lol I'm pretty sure the Borgia occupy each and every one of the circles of hell.
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fr0zen-burrit0s Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
neato~
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jerum Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
I might have to see th actual thing because this is too small to read.
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jerum Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
love it! Fuck yeah to Dante! I'm actually rereading Inferno right now.
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